It exercises all the rights, powers and prerogatives of the CMQ, except those within the competence of the members of the Collège in general meeting.
The Board of Directors is composed of 16 members, including the president, all elected for four-year terms.
- 11 elected members of the Order
- 1 elected member who is 35 years of age or under at the time of their election. This director is elected by the other members of the Board of Directors following an invitation for nominations from among the members and does not represent any particular region. Their term of office is equivalent to that of the other directors (s. 77.1 of the Professional Code)
- 4 members, who are not physicians, are appointed by the Office des professions du Québec. They are often called “representatives of the public”, since they are not members of the Order.
Responsibilities of members
The members of the Board of Directors must act in the best interests of the CMQ in accordance with the main function of the Order, namely, to ensure the protection of the public. They perform their duties with integrity, honesty, loyalty, diligence, prudence and to the best of their ability. To perform their duties effectively, they ensure that they develop and maintain their knowledge.
Members must refrain from placing themselves in a situation that could interfere with the performance of their duties and must comply at all times with the Code d’éthique et de déontologie des administrateurs et membres de comités [Code of ethics and professional conduct for directors' and committee members; in French only]. They attend meetings on a regular basis and contribute by participating actively in decisions or opinions. They are remunerated using attendance tokens and their travel expenses are reimbursed.
See the skills matrix (in French only) for members of the CMQ's Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors meets at least six times a year, excluding extraordinary meetings that are held from time to time. Regular meetings last an average of one day each. Directors must do the required reading before each meeting.
Members listed according to the region they represent
Members listed according to the region they represent
Dr. Mauril Gaudreault
President of the Board of Directors
“As President of the Board, I am proud of the measures we are putting in place to protect the public better.”
Dr. Alain Naud
"As a member of the Board, I am proud, in addition to my commitment to the community, to contribute with my colleagues to keeping the human and humanity at the centre of our concerns and our actions.!
Dr. Simon Patry
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to contribute to the modernization of the Collège for an ever safer, and continually reinvented, patient experience.”
Dr. Jean-Pierre Boucher
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to speak on behalf of all of my family physician colleagues who work on the front lines of the network of medical clinics and FMGs, and to testify to the difficulties and challenges we will have to face! More than ever, I am driven by the hope of improving our lives and, more than anything, our patients' lives.”
Dr. Amélie Coutu
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to testify to the reality of practitioners in the field and thus strengthen the quality of medical care in Quebec.”
Dr. Martin Laliberté
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to take concrete steps to bring the medical profession closer to the public and ensure quality health care for the population. The Collège's mission to protect the public is a goal that fits well with my personal values of integrity, respect and commitment.”
Dr. Guylaine Larose
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to contribute, to the best of my knowledge and experience, to the quality and accessibility of medical care for the Quebec population. I am also convinced that the CMQ can help create conditions that allow physicians to give their best in this beautiful profession.”
Dr. Nathalie Saad
Vice-president of the Board of Directors
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to have contributed to the development of best practices in telemedicine by participating in the Working Group on Telehealth. I am also proud, as co-director of the 'Member Mobilization‘ component of the 2023: A new direction strategic plan and as Vice-president of the Board, to have been able to put forward ideas to bring the CMQ closer to its members.”
Dr. Denis Soulières
Pediatrics, hematology, medical oncology
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to contribute to implementing and maintaining measures that make it possible to provide excellent training for future physicians in a context that promotes safe teaching while taking the well-being of teachers and learners into account.”
Dr. Pierre Guérette
Dr. Chantal Vallée
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to promote a human medicine, quality medicine, medicine that puts the protection of the public at the heart of its actions. I am committed to practicing according to these values I hold dear.”
Member who is 35 years of age or under (s. 77.1 of the Professional Code)
Dr. Cassandre Latourelle-Théberge
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to contribute the innovative perspective of a newly practicing physician in order to improve the CMQ's outreach to members and the public, while integrating flexibility and speed of execution into its practices, in order to rally young physicians to our mission of protecting the public by providing quality medical care.”
Representatives of the public (appointed by the Office des professions du Québec)
Mr. Sylvain Beaudry
“As a member of the Board, I am proud of the new direction the Collège is taking in order to develop closer relations with the public as well as improve its organizational agility, promote recognition of its members' medical practice and adopt exemplary rules of governance. I support its mission to protect the public by providing quality medical care.”
Mr. Daniel Hébert
“As a member of the Board, I am proud of the place, the role and the influence afforded to representatives of the public by the Collège in its orientations and operation. I am also proud of the Collège's efforts to develop closer relations with citizens and of its societal positions.”
Ms. Thérèse Martin
“As a member of the Board, I am proud of the challenges the Collège has overcome in recent years in its desire to be ‘less distant, less alone, less silent.’ Since the protection of the public is at the heart of the CMQ's reflections and decisions, I intend to participate positively in fulfilling this mission as a representative of the public.”
Ms. Nathalie Pierre-Antoine
“As a member of the Board, I am proud to contribute to its work as a representative of the public. Our commitment to protecting the public drives our discussions and is at the heart of our actions and decisions.”